|Place||Europe: France, Nord Pas de Calais, Nord, Lille, Fromelles|
|Place made||United Kingdom|
|Date made||c 1920|
First World War, 1914-1918
British War Medal 1914-20 : Private J T Doyle, 30 Battalion AIF
British War Medal 1914-20. Impressed around edge with recipient's details.
869 Private John Thomas 'Jack' Doyle enlisted in the AIF on 21 July 1915. A labourer from Manilla, NSW, Doyle was only 16 at the time of his enlistment but stated his age to be 18. He joined D Company, 30 Battalion and sailed for Egypt aboard HMAT Beltana on 11 December. In June 1916 Doyle travelled to France for service on the Western Front. He was in France only a few weeks before he was killed in action at Fromelles on 20 July. His brother, 2587 Private George Doyle, served with 3 Battalion and was killed on the Western Front on 23 August 1918. Both brothers' medals and next of kin plaques are held in the Memorial's collection.